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Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1408
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Too bad you can only give 5 stars - I would give 8!!

Wife always wanted to see this place but we rarely get down this way. So this couple day away trip... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
Insguy73
Love this place!

This is a Hidden Gem in the middle of Polk County! If you haven't been to Bok Tower Gardens you... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016
daddyxl
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Lake Wales, Florida
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Explore the landscaped gardens of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and one of Florida’s natural habitats on the Pine Ridge Trail. You can also discover the history of Edward W. Bok and the building of his 205 foot Singing Tower and tour the historic Pinewood Estate mansion to catch a glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle of the 1930s. Enjoy the all new Children's Garden, Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen and Wild Garden. Visitor Center includes exhibits on the life of Edward Bok and the Carillon. Enjoy a healthy meal at the Blue Palmetto Cafe and take home a memento from the Tower shop.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Wife always wanted to see this place but we rarely get down this way. So this couple day away trip included the long-awaited visit to the Bok Tower and grounds. Just outstanding! When you arrive, see the intro movie, which is interesting and informative. A...More

Thank Insguy73
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Our founder, Edward W. Bok would spend the winter months in his vacation home located in the Mountain Lake community. He would often take an evening walk to the top of Iron Mountain where the Tower is now located. It was his dream to build...More

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is a Hidden Gem in the middle of Polk County! If you haven't been to Bok Tower Gardens you need to go! The redo of all of the trails comma mini Gardens comma and the whole landscape make it an incredible day! Don't pass...More

Thank daddyxl
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Thank you! The Children's Garden opens September 10th!

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Who would imagine to find a tower in the middle of Florida. The grounds are spectacular. Don't forget to go to the mansion. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful grounds. The view is wonderful.

Thank Rhonda G
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Bok Tower Gardens is a perfect destination for a picnic! Our Blue Palmetto Cafe also features great salads, soups and sandwiches! Our cafe staff will even pack a special picnic package complete with a bottle of wine. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

It is truly a beautiful garden!  There are places to picnic and Florida's own version of rolling hills are in sight.  My wife and I didn't do any of the hiking trails because it was too hot (June).  The visitor center has a nice video...More

Thank GregTrav28
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Florida summers can be brutal! We recommend drinking plenty of water and staying on our shady paths away from the sun. Better yet, start and end your tour with a delicious ice cream cone from our Blue Palmetto Cafe. For our guest's convenience, a new...More

Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful escape away to another time and place. The gardens were delightful and the tower itself was stunning. Such surprising sweeping views of the surrounding area. Full of history and beauty on the highest point in Florida. Beautiful place for weddings as well. Would certainly...More

Thank southfloridaholly
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great for photography. The garden is quite large and will take a good 3 to 4 hours of your time. Very nice place to relax but tends to get pretty hot. The price is about 20 bucks to get in and it worth it for...More

Thank ExplorezPJ
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

Thank you for kind review. We offer shuttle service and we have a continuous paved path that provides access to all points of the gardens. Pinewood Estate offers a magnificent view of a interesting period in American history and our docents make the house come...More

Reviewed 19 June 2016

I enjoyed the site seeing, lots of natural greenery and history. The Tower was spectacular and the chimes. It's worth the trip to stop through and it was a inexpensive.

Thank Jasmin B
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to next trip!

Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

A lovely spot, helpful guides and peaceful places to sit and watch wildlife or enjoy the views of the grounds and lakes. A lovely restaurant serving freshly prepared food.

Thank MaryCSomerset
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thank you for posting a review. We agree our Blue Palmetto Cafe is a delicious spot for fresh salads and sandwiches! Please visit again soon!

Reviewed 18 June 2016

I wish that everyone could have the opportunity to visit Bok Tower Gardens because of the beauty and serenity of the grounds. At the same time, I wish that not too many people become aware of the place because I worry that the atmosphere will...More

Thank TexasHawkeye
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

We are a few short months away from completion of our expansion construction. These new Garden spaces will provide an amazing opportunity for our members, visitors and new guests to discover the magic of Bok Tower Gardens. We will always remain faithful to Mr. Bok's...More

Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I visited Bok Tower Gardens with my dad and brother today for the first time. It was full of history and gorgeous!! My brother loves to visit historical places and he really enjoyed this visit so if you like history I recommend this place. The...More

Thank kneerc
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Bok Tower Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thank you for your kind review. Pinewood Estate is a true gem and we are so glad you had the opportunity to explore the historic grounds!

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adumreb
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Response from William B | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know much about that area because Lake Wales is kind of remote the best way is 2 look up on the website and check it out because there R many choices along the I-4 corridor and Lake Wales is maybe 20-30... More
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Can't say I seen any when I was there. You would be best asking the people who work there as they would have more of an insight to creatures that live there.
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We didn't see any. You might call them to ask. Enjoy.
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